Bereavement & Grief Hypnotherapy
Losing someone we love is the most difficult thing we have to live through
Grief doesn’t magically end at a certain point after a losing a loved one. Reminders often bring back the pain of loss.
When a loved one passes, you might be faced with grief over your loss again and again — sometimes even years later. Feelings of grief might return on the anniversary of your loved one’s birthday or other special days throughout the year
If a certain time of year makes you sad then this session can help you to overcome your problems - especially those who become upset at certain times of the year, for example at Christmas or Anniversaries. Anniversary reactions can last for days at a time.
Anniversary reactions can also evoke powerful memories of the feelings and events surrounding your loved one’s death. For example, you might remember in great detail where you were and what you were doing when your loved one died
This is where Hypnotherapy, EFT and NLP are extremely successful
You may suffer anxiety about how you will cope without the person you have lost, about your own health, about dying, about financial insecurity, or about the loss of your place in the world.
You may lose confidence or self esteem, or develop a fear of loneliness.
You may also experience physical symptoms of grief – loss of appetite, weight loss or weight gain, sickness, fatigue or sleeplessness
Hypnotherapy can give you positive suggestions to help cope with anxiety, insomnia, deep sadness, depression and other symptoms of grieving; it can reduce feelings of guilt and blame, and help you to find ways to cope in the future.
It can give you suggestions to encourage you to look after your physical health.
Hypnosis can also help you to begin to move on, to begin to live your life again and to learn to enjoy yourself once more without feeling guilty.
It can help you to find ways to remember the person you have lost, and to still feel that they are part of you and part of your life.
Grief following the death of a pet
Many people find it hard to understand the depth of loss suffered after pet loss. However, for myself and an increasing number of people, pets are a hugely important part of life, and the loss of a dog, cat or other animal can be deeply distressing. What makes it worse is that sympathy and support are not always available. People may express surprise that you are so upset – “But he was only a cat”; “Why don’t you just get another dog?”
As well meaning as this advice may be, it only serves to increases the pain and feelings of loss, as you feel that no-one understands what you are feeling, and you are unable to talk meaningfully about it. Unlike the death of a person, it is unlikely that many people share our memories of an animal – his or her habits or funny ways – again making it hard to talk about it. The love we feel for our animals is usually uncomplicated – we are not let down or abandoned by our pets; they don’t judge us, shout at us, lose their tempers or refuse to speak to us. If you lock them in the garage by mistake or feed them late, or let them out in the garden rather than walking them because its dark, rainy and cold, they simply forgive you, and love you unconditionally. They don’t make unreasonable demands. It is no wonder that the loss of a pet can cause such hurt.
Sometimes we just need a little help saying goodbye, healing and moving forward with our lives.
During our session together, I will endeavour to help you find peace and acceptance at this difficult time.
How are the sessions conducted?
I coach my clients to success online. I use Zoom. Some have asked if hypnosis or hypnotherapy are as effective online or virtually or by phone as opposed to in person. The answer is… YES!. At the hands of a qualified hypnotherapist, hypnotherapy is just as effective when using video conferencing software (such Zoom) or the phone.
The best bit of working like this is that because you are in your own home or office, or wherever you feel safe, you will be even more relaxed and comfortable, meaning that our sessions will work faster and more effectively than anything you may have tried before